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    Contrary to popular fears that robots are destroying jobs, the rise in automation of European economies actually increased employment by 1-2% in 2004-2018, an Untangled research paper found.

    The second UNTANGLED Open Virtual Expert Café will take place on 3 February at 2 PM CET. This format creates a platform to connect people working on labour issues who are looking at digitalisation, globalisation, skills, migration and related trends.


    All the best to you and your loved ones, from all of us at UNTANGLED. We’re looking forward to what 2022 has in store for us!

    On 18 November UNTANGLED’s hosted its first Open Virtual Expert Café. The low-threshold virtual forum for exchange of ideas presented an opportunity to informally discuss hypotheses and ongoing projects with other experts from the fields of globalization, digitization, demographic change, work and employment. Apart from UNTANGLED, participants introduced projects in various stages of completion.

    On 16 July, Karolien Lenaerts (HIVA – KU LEUVEN) presented the objectives, methods and expected results of UNTANGLED at Horizon Europe – Focus on the Africa Initiative, demonstrating how EU and South African partners can collaborate on Horizon2020 projects in the social sciences. The event was organized by European South African Science and Technology Advancement Programme (ESASTAP), a collaborative initiative to promote, facilitate and coordinate research, development and innovation cooperation between South Africa and the EU.

    The UNTANGLED research consortium wants to stay close to policymakers, labour market actors, social partners and other stakeholders to be sure we’re asking the right questions and including in our research all groups that will be affected by changes on the job market, Ursula Holtgrewe of the ZSI said during the first UNTANGLED webinar.

    On 21 April, all consortium partners met to officially launch UNTANGLED, setting out on our three-year mission to explore the effects of technological transformations, globalisation and demographic change on labour markets. In normal times the official inauguration of this Horizon2020 project would have taken place at KU Leuven, but due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions it was held online.

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    This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004776

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